Examining source help please? Thank you very much! Analyze and interpret the following source and explain the ideological perspective reflected in the source. Discuss the prinicples of nationalism and explain any key terms or concepts used in the source. " Though born out of good intentions, nationalism has proven time and again to lead to bloodshed. The spirit of nationalism has never ceased to ben human intentions to the service of dissension and distress".  

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The source holds a strong bias against nationalist identity and the implications of it.  To a certain extent, there is historical data to support the source's claims.  In the worst of calamities on the world stage or in regional history, claims of nationalism and the zealous love of country have helped to set the stage for some of the most heinous of political and human actions.  Nazi Germany is but one of many such examples.  The assertion of nationalism helped to establish German influence throughout Europe, forcing other nations to submit to the will of the Nazi party.  Nationalism, the zealous expression of national pride, has a tendency to come at the cost of other nations' sovereignty.

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This statement is clearly given from what we might call a globalist perspective.  The author of this statement clearly believes that nationalism is a harmful influence and should be eradicated if possible.

Nationalism is the idea that your particular nation is in some way special and is better than other nations in significant ways.  From a nationalist perspective, you are a citizen of your particular country first, not a "citizen of the world."  Therefore, you should prefer your country to other countries and should work to make your country stronger, not caring about what happens to other countries.

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